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Cell phone health risks debated

Blake Humphrey Staff Writer College students are concerned about the mounting evidence of radiation emitted from cell phones and the possible health risk that comes with exposure, at least according to an informal survey conducted last week. In the survey of 20 students from local colleges, 14 said they were substantially concerned about harm from cell phone radiation. “I just do not believe that... 

Meningitis scare subsides

Amanda Nieto Associate News Editor A fact of university life is exposure to diseases – including viral and bacterial meningitis, a serious illness that college age students may be particularly susceptible to. Earlier this month an e-mail sent across campus brought this risk of the disease to the fore, when the community learned that a student here had viral meningitis. This student was later medically... 

Facing, fighting the freshman 15

Nolasco Pesina Staff Writer With late-night study sessions, busy schedules and the new-found freedom to eat and drink what you want, it becomes easy to gain weight. The freshman 15 is something that a lot of students are aware of but do nothing about. “With all these things changing, students don’t know how to handle the stress,” Matt Durant, director of strength and conditioning, said. “Our... 

More healthy dining options needed

If any University of La Verne student or faculty goes to Barbara’s Place or Davenport Dining Hall, they are presented with many hot food options. But if anyone was searching for a healthy option as to not gain the “freshman 15” or because they were on a diet, they would be out of luck. The University needs to request that our catering company, Sodexo, offers us a healthier array of food choices. In... 

Commentary: Being conscious of what you eat takes work

<i>Commentary</i>: Being conscious of what you eat takes work
Kristen Campbell, Editor in Chief As hopefully everyone knows, obesity is a national epidemic and sadly the bad eating habits have been passed on to younger people, including children. In a time of economic crisis, people are working multiple jobs to pay the bills and therefore overlook healthy eating as a part of their busy day. It has become more convenient and cheaper to run over to McDonald’s... 

Water is healthier choice

With healthy alternative diets sweeping the nation, many people are turning to juices and sports drinks as a substitute for water, but many times these sports drinks are as bad for people as sodas. Many people are aware of the health issues surrounding soda such as the elevated caffeine and calorie intake, as well as tooth decay, but few realize the negative affect sports drink may have. Because they... 

First Person Experience: Getting fit for the summer

First Person Experience: Getting fit for the summer
Grant Woods, graduate business major and assistant strength and conditioning coach, demonstrates an abdominal workout routine in Ortmayer Stadium. The routine includes a Hindu push-up, squat jumps and high intensity sprinting. / photo by Rafael Anguiano Michael Phillips Staff Writer In less than 10 minutes, beads of sweat were running down my forehead after trying one of Fitness Center and Strength... 

Commentary:Lack of Leo Dollars prevents healthy eating

Commentary:Lack of Leo Dollars prevents healthy eating
Carly Hill, News Editor Now I am not the most fit of individuals. I like to refer to myself as big boned, or voluptuous. But when I am feeling bloated, I want to eat healthy. And on a college budget, and the only food option being the school-dining program, I feel that the University of La Verne is trying to keep me overweight. During the week is OK, with salad bar available at every meal, but... 

FDA regulations smell fishy

FDA regulations smell fishy
Editorial Cartoon by Michael Escañuelas Less than two weeks ago a suit was filed in California Superior Court charging several makers of fish oil pills with marketing products containing PCB (polychlorinated biphenyl) levels beyond the safe limits for human consumption, and illegally failing to reveal the level to consumers. PCBs in high enough doses are known to cause cancer and reproductive toxicity.... 

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor, After reading the Nov. 6 edition of the Campus Times, a few members of our student body became extremely concerned about a certain opinion piece entitled, “Diversity leading to destruction.” First of all, I would respectfully like to question the use of this title in a University that means to promote diversity among its student population. At first glance it would seem that the author... 
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